Tuesday, April 27, 2004

Protest Against the Incarceration of Izhar Ul Haque

Speak up now against our deprivation of civil rights

When: Thursday 27 May 2004

Time: 9am

Where: Supreme Court of NSW

Queens Square (Phillip Street) Sydney

On 27 May 2004 Izhar Haque will be applying for bail to the NSW Supreme Court. Izhar is a third year medical student who is presently languishing in isolation, with no access to legal or medical support, at Goulburn High Risk Maximum Security jail.

Izhar is one of the new victims of Australia's draconian civil liberties deprivation laws. He has been accused of visiting a group that was not proscribed until ten months after Izhar's alleged visit.

Izhar's friends describe him as a placid, loving, caring person who was studying medicine to save lives. Izhar's life has come to a halt. Your loved ones could be next on the government's hit list.

Protest against our 'Australian Guantanamo Bay Camp' and against the erosion of our civil rights. Bring signs of protest with slogans like "Free Izhar", 'We demand our Civil Rights', 'Close Goulburn's HRMU', 'End to Draconian Laws', and so on.

Remember: Supreme Court Building, Queens Square, 9:00 AM Thursday 27th May 2004.

For further information contact Kaysar Trad at kt@speednet.com.au

Please post this broadly.

In Other Developments:

Lashkar-e-Tayiba - Blow Up or Beat Up

Pakistani militant group Lashkar-e-Tayiba has been branded a terrorist organisation by Australia, the US and Pakistan. It's been accused of being part of the al-Qa'ida network and of planning attacks in Australia.

Guantanamo detainee David Hicks and French terror suspect Willie Brigitte are alleged to have trained with the group in Pakistan. Tonight, the first interview with Lashkar-e-Tayiba spokesman, Yahya Mujihad, since the group was banned in Pakistan over two years ago. The interview was conducted by Pakistani author and journalist, Amir Rana. Melanie Morrison reports.

Lashkar-eTayiba REPORTER: Melanie Morrison

These are some of the few pictures the world has seen of Lashkar-e-Tayiba, a shadowy military group in Pakistan and Kashmir. A number of Australians have journeyed to Pakistan to train with Lashkar-e-Tayiba. Several are now in jail, accused of terrorist affiliations. Last week Yahya Mujihad former Lashkar-e-Tayiba spokesman and currently with the offshoot organisation Jamat-u-Dawah, gave this rare interview to Dateline.

YAHYA MUJIHAD, FORMER LASHKAR-E-TAYIBA SPOKESMAN (Translation): Even when I was the spokesperson for Lashkar-e-Tayiba I stressed that the organisation was not involved in activities, including international activities we are limited to Pakistan only in legal activities.

That's in stark contrast with Australian Government accusations that Lashkar-e-Tayiba sponsors terrorism here. Yahya Mujihad denies it sends its members overseas.

YAHYA MUJIHAD, (Translation): I want to clearly tell you we do not have our network in the Western world including Europe and America. It is just propaganda of India. Instead of listening to the Western propaganda we need to listen to the facts, we are quite confident that if you go to any court of justice we can prove that we do not have any sort of involvement.

That court of justice could be in Australia. Under our new terrorism laws member ship of Lashkar-e-Tayiba can land you in jail. Young medical student Izhar ul-Haque, currently in Goulburn Supermax prison faces charges for training with the group for 20 days. David Hicks, now imprisoned in Guantanamo Bay is also alleged to have trained with Lashkar-e-Tayiba. French terror suspect Willie Brigitte was accused of planning attacks in Australia under instructions of Lashkar-e-Tayiba handler Faheem Lodhi. Faheem Lodhi is awaiting trial in Goulburn's high security prison.

YAHYA MUJIHAD, (Translation): Let me tell you we have no reason to send people to Australia and to fight there, why should we do that? We do not believe in terrorism and we do not act on that principle. We consider ourselves Muslims and Muslims do not approve of the killing of innocent people. I told you that we focus on Pakistan and we focus on issues of Pakistan, there is no room for people who come from outside and it's not possible to go outside and provide training to people.

Lashkar-e-Tayiba was founded in 1990 to wage an Islamic war in the Himalayan province of Kashmir. It has been accused of scores of atrocities against India, including the bombing of the Indian parliament in 2001.

YAHYA MUJIHAD, (Translation): It's purely a Kashmiri organisation and that is their fundamental human right to fight for freedom and achieve their objectives. It is belief that Kashmir should have sovereignty and independence and we extend our support for their struggle.

Many of the world's Islamic terror groups were born here in Afghanistan during the jihad against the Soviet occupation. From here fighters went on to form terrorist cells in South and South-east Asia. US intelligence agencies argue that Lashkar-e-Tayiba has strong links with al-Qa'ida, but former spaitionperson, Yahya Mujihad is equally adamant that this is not the case.

YAHYA MUJIHAD, (Translation): Let me tell you during the Afghan Jihad there used to be Arab individuals and people from all walks of like, but we were not represented there as an organisation. So far as the allegations of our connection with al-Qa'ida are concerned, it is the propaganda of India. You should look at the abuses in Kashmir. I think the world has to look into reality.

The battle for Kashmir is fundamental to how Pakistanis see themselves. Even when President Pervez Musharraf band Lashkar-e-Tayiba and a number of other Pakistani militant groups he pledged to continue the struggle for Kashmir.

PERVEZ MUSHARRAF, PAKISTANI PRESIDENT (Translation): Kashmir runs in our blood. No Pakistan can break links with Kashmir. The whole world knows this, all Pakistanis know this.

The issue is so much in the blood of Pakistanis that in an interview with Dateline last month the president, himself, forgot the group was banned.

PERVEZ MUSHARRAF: Lashkar-e-Tayiba has not been banned. Lashkar-e-Tayiba is not threatening anybody. Who has told you that they are threatening anybody? It is Jaish-e-Muhammed that has threatened, and Jaish-e-Muhammed is banned.

MARK DAVIS: I might clarify that, it might be a pronunciation problem of mine, Lashkar-e-Tayiba this is not a banned...

PERVEZ MUSHARRAF: No, no, no. Certainly this is not a banned organisation.

MARK DAVIS: You put them on a watched list, have you?


Despite being outlawed, official leniency has allowed Lashkar-e-Tayiba to continue under new names. Mayiya, a Lashkar-e-Tayiba commando and MBA graduate claims he is just one of hundreds of thousands of registered members. He has recently returned from Jihad in Kashmir.

MAYIYA, LASHKAR-E-TAYIBA COMMANDO (Translation): If the Pakistan government is putting pressure on us that is because of the pressure they are subjected to by America.

To become a commando fighting on the Kashmir border he under went three stages of training.

MAYIYA, (Translation): The basic training goes for one month, for the special training you undergo two months of exercises and for the commando stage it's an additional six months training.

Despite allegations that Lashkar-e-Tayiba continues to act as a training organisation for al-Qa'ida, spokesman Yahya Mujihad claims the training camps have now been shut down.

YAHYA MUJIHAD, (Translation): It's alleged that there is training centre 38km from Lahore, but how is that? It is ridiculous to have it right under their noses when Pakistan has gone as far as the mountains to apprehend people. And even in the mountains Pakistan has dismantled the training centres so how is this possible?

Despite his protestations of innocence, Lashkar-e-Tayiba is reportedly still recruiting, but it remains to be seen whether it's just for Kashmir or beyond.

By Justice Action 26 May 04

GKCNN: (Tanslation): It does not remain to be seen!


Brain injury for suspicion 'inhumane'
Faheem Khalid Lodhi refused bail by a Sydney court and remanded until June in hell at the (HARM-U) High Risk Management Unit at Goulburn. While he is in there he will receive a brain injury and is likely to self-harm due to the gross violation of living standards.

Terror force has chip on its shoulder?
Ron Woodham the prisons bum boy commissioner creates the problem (Noble Cause Corruption for Bob Carr) by framing a prisoner, then seeks a reaction from the community for the false flag operation, then finds the solution that the government wanted to implement in the first place.

QLD Politician (Community Safety?) Amendment Bill 2004
NEW LAWS: A picture of the [false flag] Madrid killer bombings was used to introduce a terror Bill so that we are so fearful we will accept it as being appropriate behaviour by the authorities and law enforcement. [So where is our protection against a corrupt government and complicit corporate media organisations?]

Govt rejects ul-Haque's family 'political scapegoat' claims
The Federal Government has rejected as unfounded, claims that it is making a political scapegoat out of a Sydney man arrested on terrorism charges.

Dictatorship under the crimes Act?
[War criminal], Attorney General Phillip Ruddock said yesterday under the Crimes Act Izhar Ul Haque committed a crime. But the real crime was preventing a 21-year-old young man decide for himself what is wrong and what is right. What a disgrace! Under the heading, further education.

SMH: Standing up for liberties?
When a federal Labor Opposition indicates it is prepared to agree to future government legislation even before its detailed content is known, alarm bells should ring.

Keelty foresees more terrorism
Australian Federal Police (AFP) Commissioner Mick Keelty, [guilty], says terrorist groups, [scapegoats and patsies for the Coalition of the Killing's resource war's in the Middle East], will continue to find new ways to threaten countries.

Daily Telegraph rolled-over for Howard's war games
Given the source appears to be the Daily Terror this time, the next thing you'll be told is that Brigitte intended to have lunch with Bin Laden on the lawn at Parliament House Canberra, probably written in the Un-Australian next week after the war games.

Should Howard be detained indefinitely?
Australian mock, convicted terrorist and, [war criminal], John Howard is seriously considering appealing the precise time limit on detaining terrorist suspects,[scapegoats for the Coalition of the Killing's resource war's in the Middle East.]

Counter-terrorism-fear-mongering, propaganda exercise to test several states For the first time, Australia is about to test its ability to respond to terrorism threats and acts, [fear-mongering, propaganda for the Coalition of the Killing's resource wars in the Middle East], in several states simultaneously.

Well think about this! Australia's intelligence agencies, [fear mongering, propaganda agencies], look set to receive a substantial funding boost in this year's Federal Budget, with the Prime Minister saying it is an obvious step to take.

HoWARd, where's your head at?
Australians is living on the edge! Seems each time the bombs go off overseas for the Coalition of the Killing's resource war's in the Middle East Australians are living on the edge.

Australia: National Insecurity Anthem
Australians all let us give voice. For we are free no more. We've lost the right to liberty. In Uncle Howard's war. From high school kids. To journalists. You'll be in custody. If someone you know, give ASIO. A little insecurity.

Howard gov't and media talks up terror
First it was the Lucas Height nuclear reactor Willie Brigitte was alleged to have been planing to blow up. ASIO alleged to have found some type of map as evidence late last year.

Australian corporate media? Brigitte allegations?
A plot to attack the Lucas Heights Nuclear Reactor and blow up the Daily Telegraph Newspaper building is alleged to have been the reason Willie Brigitte was deported back to France. Believe it or not?

Brigitte release 'imminent for lack of evidence': lawyer
Lawyers for deported terror suspect, [scapegoat for the Coalition of the Killings resource war in the Middle East], Willie Brigitte expect he may be released shortly by French authorities due to a lack of evidence.

Dying to get to the Opera? Or the Hospital?
There is to be increased funding for security at the Sydney Opera House while people are dying trying to get into a hospital bed. In NSW you have more chance of being shot in the street so the priority should be hospitals not Opera Houses.

Absence of faith in the Australian Gov't
A Sydney-based former baggage handler and his brother have been found guilty in Lebanon's 'military court' of helping to fund a terrorist network linked to Al Qaeda.

Did 'Jihad Jack' train at GI boot camp?
Parody: Jack Thomas, the Melbourne man allegedly linked to, [US demon], al-Qa'ida, [keywords: links, plots, cells, training camps, boot camps, terrorists, jihad, al-Qa'ida], through a friend of a friend of a friend, who had known about al-Qa'ida being investigated by police.

Man on first terror charge not first alleged terrorist
Zak Mallah of Condell Park was arrested overnight when federal and NSW police slipped on a banana skin into a western Sydney reserve and then raided his home.

Big Bang Theory, ASIO
The most significant threat to Australia is Prime Minister John Howard. Howard has lied to the Australian people constantly. Slaughtered the international rule of law by preventive strikes on Iraq, rigorously changed laws to deter asylum seekers, locked up children of asylum seekers, and undermined the political process by jailing Pauline Hanson, political prisoner of the year.

Sydney man terrorised by the NSW Police Force
Senior New South Wales police say s charges have been laid against a man in Sydney. Police say a 20-year-old has been charged with committing an action in preparation for a terrorist attack.

ASIO bill expected to pass Senate
The war criminal, Federal Attorney-General has defended proposed new ASIO, [an Australian terrorist organisation], powers which would limit the media's ability to report on terrorist investigations, [scapegoat investigations.]

Australian Corruption: Absence in Absentia
Two Sydney brothers illegally sentenced in Lebanon to 10 years' hard labour could cancel extradition, despite the fascist dictator John Howard declaring Australia is ready to extradite them.

Lawyer said Govt made Brigitte a scapegoat
The lawyer for French terrorism suspect, [scapegoat for the Coalition of the Killing's resource war's in the Middle East], Willie Brigitte says his client was not planning an attack in Australia.

Brigitte planned to blow up the Daily Terror
In bright red letters with an X marks the spot it appeared to be right under Campbell Reid's office.

Meet Melanie Brown the Sydney woman who married the Daily Terror? Meet Melanie Brown, the Sydney woman who wed Willie Brigitte -- the tourist, [and now scapegoat for the Coalition of the Killing's resource war's in the Middle East], accused of helping mastermind a terrorist attack in Australia, according to ASIO [an Australian government terrorist organisation], and the DAILY TERROR.

Daily Telegraph: Wife had a key role in war
Brigitte's wife it had been alleged by the Daily Terror, [and obviously the Australian government], to have been earmarked for bigger things in the war against terror, [The Coalition of the Killing's resource war's in the Middle East], which is also a war on liberty here at home.

How the Daily Telegraph seduced an Aussie public!
GKCNN can today reveal details of the brazen attempt by another dangerous terrorist newspaper. The Daily Telegraph blends into the Australian community and targets an impressionable public. Along side other corporate media organisations like the Un-Australian Newspaper, used by the Howard Government for propaganda purposes.

An Un-Australian News Pill pushes polls after raising fears
The Un-Australian newspaper is now pushing its own news poll agenda after raising terror fears for the last fortnight. Questions are being asked this morning about what stake the newspaper has in the Australian Government's fear campaign?

ASIO: No responsibility!
Blick: "Because these searches are carried out with the cooperation of police forces, both AFP [Australian Federal Police] and state police, it's not always entirely clear which members of the team ... are those supposed to have done the things which people complain about," he said.

After a war waged by the U.S. military against Vietnam which took the lives of more than 3 million Vietnamese people and more than 58,000 GIs, the U.S. finally withdrew in 1975. It had suffered its first official major military defeat by a united people struggle led by the Vietnamese, along with a mass U.S. anti-war movement.

Australian fascist laws ready as scapegoat talks
ASIO [state terrorists], could use its special draconian powers for the first time in coming days as security forces [state terrorists] step up their investigation of French terror suspect [scapegoat], Willie Brigitte.

Fascist wants more power for ASIO
[War criminal] Federal Attorney-General Philip Ruddock wants to strengthen Australia's terrorism laws, [scapegoat laws], to make it easier for the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) [state terrorists] to hold and question suspects [scapegoats and patsies], without any evidence for three years and ban organisations.

THE DAILY TERROR and ASIO in Fairyland!
ASIO agents [how could anyone believe them?] and analysts from the NSW Police counter terrorism [counter scapegoat] co-ordination command [Noble Cause Corruption Unit], are reviewing a list of names deported Brigitte gave them as his contacts in Australia.

Mahathir offers to go out with a bang
"Report the truth even if it is bad. Don't be a spin doctor, don't distort news, don't have your own agenda," he said.Dr Mahathir has claimed repeatedly that his remark at an Islamic summit in mid-October that Jews rule the world was taken out of context.

US to keep military ties with Indonesia
But America, East Timor, Bali, and Australian complicity have something in common with the 'Indonesian armed forces' and the fallout was the TNI's East Timor's massacre in 1999 and the CIA's false flag, call to arms Bali bombing in 2002, believe it or not.

The Daily Propaganda: Bali bombings could have been worse?
The Australian Federal Police (AFP) Commissioner, Mick Keelty, says the bombs that killed 88 Australians in Bali could have done a lot more damage if they had been built differently.

NSW Terrorist Minister leads the way
New South Wales is hosting a two-day conference of state and territory prisons ministers on how to detain terrorists [scapegoats for the Coalition of the Killing's resource war's in the Middle East.]

Australia: Hamas support group investigations
The Australian Federal Police and ASIO [state terrorists] are believed to be investigating support groups in Australia, specifically support groups operating out of Western Australia.

Signs of the Times: Aggressive Scepticism
If anyone has known a schizophrenic then you may also know that it is because of some sound or picture that invaded their thoughts which sent them mad. So possibly, any invasion of my time with self, a time to integrate past experiences could send someone mad. However if there is no interference with our own thoughts and ideas we sometimes choose to write down our conclusions and share our ideas with others socially.

Civil Liabilities: Howard's diversity? I had a dream?
The war criminal, Prime Minister, John Howard, who only yesterday was claiming he was showing diversity has stepped up pressure on the states to support plans to increase the war criminal, Federal Attorney-General's powers to ban terrorist organisations, [scapegoats and patsies for the Coalition of the Killing's illegal and degrading resource wars in the Middle East.]

Keep the bastards honest: Publicity keeps an eye on ethics?
The Australian Federal Police commissioner says investigations into terrorist links [scapegoat and patsy links] to Australia are being made more difficult by public debate about the progress of inquiries.

Howard, Ellison, Williams, Australian terrorists, Muslim bashing! Brothers sacrificed! [War criminal], Attorney-General Daryl Williams said the Australian Federal Police and ASIO, [Australian state-terrorists], had been in contact with Lebanese authorities over the Khazal brothers. "The Australian authorities are well aware of the fact that a warrant was issued for the arrest of Mr Khazal and his brother in June," [war criminal], Williams said yesterday.

Qantas handler handcuffed to al-Qa'ida
War criminal, Attorney-General Daryl Williams who? Daryl Williams who? Oh you mean that Daryl Williams, would you believe him? You say he what? Confirmed last night the Government was aware of claims that Sydney man Bilal Khazal and Melbourne cleric Sheikh Mohammed Omran were linked to an al-Qa'ida detainee known as Abu Dahdah.

Islamic movement denies links to Al Qaeda
The Islamic Youth Movement has denied having any links to Al Qaeda and says it is considering legal action against the Four Corners [Walls] program. In a statement released early this morning, the group rejects allegations it is helping coordinate any kind of terrorist network inside Australia and says it is being unfairly targeted.

Former Qantas worker denies Al Qaeda link
Four Corners [Walls] has [allegedly] cited a CIA document alleging Bilal Khazal was not only an Al Qaeda operative but was planning attacks on US interests in Venezuela and the Philippines, but Mr Khazal has denied the claims.

Woman linked to Four Corners worked at Sydney Airport: JI
Parody: New airport security concerns have been raised by reports that a woman believed by JI to be associated with Four Corners worked as a baggage handler at Sydney's international terminal.

Evidence emerges of proposed Four Corners base in Bali
Parody: More evidence has emerged that the ABC terrorist network believed to have been behind the propaganda in Australia has tried to set up a long-term base in Bali.

Australian Terror cell here long before Bali
The Australian terrorist Captain Cook infiltrated Australia years before the Bali bombings in which 202 people perished. Aboriginal people attempted to remember Captain Cook not as a founding father but as a harbinger of dispossession and death, a sign of white amnesia. Another anniversary year-used to mark two hundred years since Cook had journeyed along the east coast of Australia and, for some people, discovered a continent.

NSW police confirm don't use the phone to talk about terrorism!
The New South Wales Police Service has confirmed it is using phone taps and other forms of electronic surveillance to monitor suspected terrorist activity [ ? To monitor potential scapegoats for the Coalition of the Killing's illegal and degrading resource wars in the Middle East.]

Australia: Terrorising you in secret
Suspected terrorists [scapegoats and patsies for the Coalition of the Killing's resource wars in the Middle East] will be tried in secret under new laws to be introduced by the Federal Government.

NSW Police Force may get 'special powers'
Civil libertarians are questioning the need for further anti-terrorism laws, which will be announced in the New South Wales Parliament on Tuesday.

Evidence that Howard was complicit in CIA, false flag, call to arms, Bali bombings War criminal John Howard was complicit in the call to arms - false flag operation - Bali bombings - instigated by the CIA - and the Coalition of the Killing - to bolster support - and quell dissent for their illegal and degrading resource wars in the Middle East.

War criminal Howard high-jacks HRCA to 'legitimise killing'
The Human Rights Council of Australia (HRCA) says it fears Prime Minister John Howard's comments in support of the execution of [CIA operative] Osama bin Laden show his eagerness to overturn three decades of national opposition to the death penalty.

State terror units caused the terror!
The level of suspicion and surveillance created by the [US false flag operation and call to arms] Bali bombings, created by [ the Coalition of the Killing and Australian's complicity to go to war on Iraq] means that all Australian's suffer the loss of their human rights, civil rights and their democratic rights, as well as those Australian's who lost their life in Bali.

Al-Qa'ida or poor people without hope?
Anyone contemplating war without a UN sanction is nothing more than a common criminal and not acting in accordance with the law. Isn't Richardson the head of ASIO? A law enforcement agency? Al-Qa'ida is a Coalition of the Killing demon made up by the CIA. These people are just scapegoats, patsies, and peasants."

Red paper classes Australia as terrorist suspects
Australia's old foreign policy red paper says Australians have become targets because their own government is being run by war criminals that are complicit in state terror, torture, murder, occupation and genocide.

Australia backs CIA Reichstag, Downer's propaganda
The Foreign Affairs Minister says the latest message from Osama bin Laden is worrying. [Just plain rubbish!]

UK Reid, Blair and the reichstag London threat!
The nature of the [alleged] terrorist threat to London is on the scale of the [USA false flag] September 11 attacks in the United States, the chairman of Britain's governing Labour Party said.

Bin Laden calls? CIA blind man's bluff!
A [US propaganda, fear-mongering] taped message purportedly from Osama bin Laden has warned Arab nations against supporting a war against Iraq but has branded Saddam Hussein an infidel.

Middle Eastern: Specific Legislation
"If there is a target person the police would have powers in relation to that type of person," Mr Costa said. Asked what he meant by "type of person", Mr Costa said: "The example that's been given is if there's a description of somebody, an identikit photograph released by Interpol or other agencies ... these powers may well be exercised on that type of person."

Howard defends terror alert
Prime Minister John Howard says the Federal Government would not have issued a terror alert if it had not come from a credible source. (America?) Speaking for the first time since the Government revealed the warning, Mr Howard says he wants people to be more careful, but not to stop living. [As long as they don't go dancing in Bali? And sure we'll all be depressed for as long as John Howard and Bob Carr say so.]

Carr backs Fed Govt's terror alert
New South Wales Premier Bob Carr has defended the Federal Government's decision to issue a warning to Australians about a possible terrorist attack in Australia.

NSW Police Force may get 'special powers'
Civil libertarians are questioning the need for further anti-terrorism laws, which will be announced in the New South Wales Parliament on Tuesday.

When Johnny comes marching home again: 'hoorah hoorah'
Posted on the Resistance web page Bronwyn Powell, an organiser of the youth-led mobilisation told Green Left weekly that "in the face of attacks on civil liberties, it is unfortunate that some union officials have felt they need to submit. It could set a negative precedent for upholding the hard-won right to demonstrate in the street."

Give peace a chance
PIERS AKERMAN DT 28 Nov 02: JUSTICE John Dowd should be removed from the bench. His crime? Stupidity. In a breath-taking display of hand-wringing sanctimonious morality, Dowd has condemned the State and Federal Governments' anti-terrorism measures, claiming they erode rights and give encouragement to oppressive regimes.

The scavengers of terror
The NSW Government is to introduce increased police powers bill. Legislation giving New South Wales police special powers to deal with an emergency terrorist situation [emergency scapegoat situation] will be introduced into the New South Wales Parliament today.